A day full of goals and nerve-racking finishes

A day full of goals and nerve-racking finishes

In another day of goals and nail-biting action across different cities of the country, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports saw talents emerge and teams taking a significant step towards booking their place in the knockouts.

Beginning with Ahmedabad, where the first match saw a dominant performance from Gujarat Arts and Science College as they eased to a 6-0 win over SAL Engineering and Technical Institute. Ayaanahmed Ilyasahmed Shaikh was the stand out performer, showing majestic finishing skills to bag 5 goals and rightly pick up the Player of the Match award. In contrast, the game between JC College and Silver Oak College of Engineering and Technology was nothing short of a roller coaster of a ride. Trailing 2-1, JC College came from behind to score the winning goal within the final three minutes of the game, leaving Silver Oak dejected as they were handed a 3-2 defeat.

Heading to Mumbai next, where SMT. MMK College showed sheer class to score 9 goals without conceding any, against Vidhyavardhini College. Considering the goal fest on offer, it only made sense to give Reuben Adrian Fernandes the Player of the Match award for his staggering 5 goals. In another game which was won in the dying minutes, Prakash College of Commerce and Science scored the winner with 10 minutes to go, leaving Universal College of Engineering in despair with a 2-1 final score line.

Goa witnessed a nerve wrecking game as St. Xaviers High School and Immaculate Conception High School fought out a tightly contested 3-3 draw, consistently cancelling out each other’s efforts in the process. As was the trend of the day, Kolkata also witnessed a goal riot, where an incredible six different players got onto the scoresheet, in a 9-0 victory for Debi Prasad High School over Park Point English School. Moving on, Talbandi Belaayet Ali High School can probably be credited with the title of comeback heroes after coming back from 3-0 down to win 4-3 against North Point Secondary Boarding School.

The capital region saw an 8-0 victory for Delhi Public School over Vishwa Bharti Public School with 5 different players getting on the scoresheet. If that deficit wasn’t enough, Apeejay School put 10 past Holy Public School with Vishesh Tripathi bagging a hattrick amongst other braces.

As action continued in Jamshedpur, Gyandeep High School registered a powerful performance with Gopabandhu Vidyapith only managing a mere consolation in their 8-1 loss.Moving over to the North East, Livingstone Nongrang was at the centre of attention as he scored all 4 goals in Khrumdiengiei Secondary School’s 4-0 win over Mawphlang Secondary School. Ending with the games in South, Kozhikode saw a tight battle with only a moment of brilliance from Adil Ashraf separating his side, St Augustine HSS from Vivekodayam Secondary High School in their 1-0 win.

Big games are set to continue tomorrow, as Aizawl will witness the City Championships’ finals! Watch all the action unfold LIVE on our Facebook page and www.rfyouthsports.com. Also, catch all the exclusive matchday coverage on our Instagram and Twitter handles.